Like something out of a bad Stephen King novel, Redflex has the perfect solution to stop people from blocking their automated ticketing machines: more cameras!
Infuriated that the 24/7 video recorded by the main ticketing machines can be rendered ineffective with a simple Post It Note, Redflex has taken it upon themselves to install “cam cams.” These pictures were taken on the AZ51 southbound near Bethany Home Road.
Of course, in their zeal to protect their revenue stream, they didn’t factor in that these cameras could easily be blocked with any number of objects, ideally gift-wrapped boxes carried by Santa Claus.
It’s unclear what part of the DPSRedflex contract authorizes Redflex to expand their capabilities into non-traffic related surveillance, but then again when you use illegal, non-certified devices to win a contract for unconstitutional revenue generation, laws be damned.
Welcome to Arizona: The Grand Canyon Surveillance State.